Best Bets: Local photos at Edgewood

The Eagle’s own Herm Card is among four photographers whose work is on display through Feb. 17, at the Edgewood Gallery, 216 Tecumseh Road, on Syracuse’s East Side.

Besides Card, the exhibit focuses on photos by local lensmen Richard Emery, Larry Hoyt and Bill Sullivan. The Edgewood is also featuring artglass by Phil Austin and jewelry by Esperanza Tielbaard.

Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 445-8111.

Readings: ‘Soft and White’

Syracuse poet Elinor Cramer will read from her new collection, “She Is a Pupa, Soft and White,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Downtown Writers’ Center at the YMCA on Montgomery Street. Cramer’s poems include timely seasonal verses such as “Walking on Snow.”

Jessica Cuello, author of the chapbook “Curie,” will also read at the Writers’ Center on Friday evening; 474-6851.

Hockey: Crunch Friday, Sunday

With newly installed coach Trent Yawney behind the bench, the Syracuse Crunch continues its 2011-12 American Hockey League season with a home game against the Norfolk Admirals at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Onondaga County War Memorial at State and Harrison streets, downtown.

After bussing down to Pennsylvania for a Saturday night scrum against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Crunch returns home for a 3 p.m. game Sunday, Jan. 22, against those same Penguins.

The Crunch is affiliated with the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, while Norfolk is the top farm club of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton squad is the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ticket prices for home games range from $14 to $21; 473-4444.

Music: Gospel open mic; Sitrus is swingin’; Americana jam band

The Community Folk Art Center will host a gospel open mic at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, hosted by the Dr. Joan Hillsman Music Network with participation from soloists from the Syracuse area and the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble.

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